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Former Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Has Died

Former Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter has died. Shares the band's vocalist John Kevill:

"A couple days ago we got some tragic news. Our former drummer, Nic Ritter, is dead. He passed either Wednesday or Thursday and I got the word Thursday night. I know few details of how he died. I had not seen Nic in many years, though I had spoken to him a few times fairly recently. I always will to regret that I never saw him again, and we never really caught up on all our old times traveling the world.

'Nic played approximately 400-450 shows with Warbringer between June 2008 through January 2011, the period where we were never off the road. His drum performance on "Waking into Nightmares" pushed the standard of technicality and musicianship in Warbringer to a new level and helped to shape the identity of the band to what it is today. He was an absolutely stellar player who in my opinion is a true innovator in thrash metal drumming.

"Sadly, 'Waking into Nightmares' is, to the best of my knowledge, his sole recorded musical legacy. Shame that he never played on another record, at least I know he was very proud of our work on that one. Rest easy, old buddy."

Nic Ritter's cause of death was not revealed yet though his family members have referred to his death as being "unexpected" via social media.

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1. The Real ZT writes:

RIP dude. You f***ing ripped.

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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Damn... RIP

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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

Fortunately got to see him live with Warbringer in 2010 on tour with Evile, God Dethroned and Overkill. Great show and all the drummers brought it that night.
Nic especially really tore it up. Great hand/ride work and amazing leg endurance.

RIP brother... gone but not forgotten. May your friends and family take solace in the great memories they have of you.

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